Basic Certificate Program in Gerontology

The Basic Certificate Program in Gerontology is designed to provide the foundation knowledge for people directing their careers toward serving older adults and their families. A multidisciplinary perspective is used in the planning and implementation of this Certificate Program.

Certificates of completion will be offered after each workshop and a final certificate will be awarded when all requirements have been met. Participants not seeking the certificate program are welcome to take individual workshops.

To receive the Certificate in Basic Gerontology, a participant attends:

6 Required Workshops
2 Elective Workshop
14 Days in Total

Required Workshops

 
Aging: The Human Process
15 CE Hours

 
Aging: Policy and Economic Considerations
15 CE Hours

 
Coping with Functional Loss and Environmental Changes
10 CE Hours

 
Assessment of Older Adults
10 CE Hours

 
Practical Case Management with Older Adult Clients
5 CE Hours

Communicating with Older Adults
5 CE Hours

 

Elective Workshops

In the Basic and Advanced Gerontology Certificates, 2 electives are required to complete each certificate. Electives can be selected from the (non-required) workshops in all Gerontology programs.